Matthew Evans is a former chef and food critic turned Tasmanian smallholder. He is the author of nine books on food, including the authoritative Real Food Companion, his autobiography Never Order Chicken on a Monday, and the recently co-authored Gourmet Farmer Deli Book.
He writes regularly for Feast magazine, and he has recently finished filming the third series of the SBS television series Gourmet Farmer which will air on SBS on 14th March 2013.
Matthew’s other project is A Common Ground, an artisan Tasmanian foodstore he co owns with Nick Haddow, which also specialises in regional produce events.
Matthew is a strong believer in Real Food; food where the provenance is known and the producer valued. He believes in home cooking, using the seasons and your geography as the guide. It is his hope that more and more people will try to grow their own food (just start with parsley and go from there), or know exactly where their produce is coming from.